exemplary case studies of colonial rule (Algeria, Cape Colony, Congo, and German South West Africa). These sections are embedded in a longer group assignment that challenges pupils to identify “differences and similarities between the colonies.” 17 The
The Struggle for Discursive Shifts in History Education
Women and Gender Politics in Colonial Algeria
has shifted dramatically. Several works have explored the rights, roles, and representations of Algerian women under colonial rule. 2 It is now clear that gender hierarchies and representations were a major tool of French colonial rule, 3 and that
The Civil Code and the Rights of Arabs
French colonial rule in the late 19 th and early 20 th century. Sartre begins his analysis by noting that France would never have been able to rule Algeria without destroying the internal structure of Algerian society. 8 As part of the Ottoman Empire
Nafissa Sid Cara and the Politics of Emancipation during the Algerian War
outcome of a French universalism that would free Algerian women from the yoke of tradition, even without formal colonial rule. In this article, I examine Sid Cara’s biography against the background of the Algerian War. In doing so, I demonstrate how Sid
Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many
Antony Mukasa Mate
predicament. When the Empire's colonial rule over Kenya ceased, the British living there lost their social and political dominance. Sydney Walker, who represents traditional British heterosexual hegemonic masculinity in One Life Too Many , confronts two other
Radcliffe-Brown on Social Sanctions and the Law
care. In other talk, on 11 October 1928, he told the Australian Federation of Women Voters that colonial rule was to blame for the near extinction of Aboriginal people. 16 When Governor Philip first came to Australia in 1788, he said, there were 300
Richard S. Fogarty
During the First World War, more than 500,000 colonial subjects served in the French Army. As these men, known as troupes indigenes, helped defend France from invasion, many of them had sexual and romantic relationships with French women. Such intimate contacts across the color line transgressed strict boundaries that separated the non-white colonized from white colonizers, boundaries that helped construct and sustain colonial rule. Thus these interracial relationships produced acute anxieties in the minds of French officials, who worried that their failure to control the passions and desires of colonial men and metropolitan women would ultimately undermine the French empire.
Old Paradigms, Current Tendencies, New Directions
Over the past three decades modern French history has undergone important changes, introducing new methodologies and taking up new questions. Two directions are especially promising. Since the “global turn” of the 1990s, many French historians have shifted their focus outside of the hexagon to examine France in a global and transnational context. Their work has explored the contradictions of France's democratic heritage and exclusionary practices evident in the history of colonialism, immigration, and ethno-racial exclusion. A second body of research has addressed the gender dimensions of French colonialism and has examined how colonialism deployed sexuality and sexual difference in maintaining colonial rule. Both strands of research have demonstrated how France's engagement beyond the hexagon has shaped French institutions and social life.
War, Colonialism, and Zionism at a Mediterranean Crossroads, 1914–1920
In Tunisia, the end of World War I and the return of Muslims and European settlers from the front brought attacks against local Jews who had been exempt from conscription under French colonial rule. French commentators spoke of a “Jewish question” fueled by Muslim fanaticism and Jewish profiteering, obscuring their own divisive attitudes and policies. Colonial archives and the popular press, however, reveal that this was far from a monolithic sectarian concern. Jews responded to violence with a variety of transnational political visions. I explore how some Jews reaffirmed their loyalty to France, while others highlighted colonial hypocrisies. Others turned to solutions such as US protection or the Zionist movement. This Tunisian story, with its unique colonial arrangement and legal ambiguities, foregrounds an oft-overlooked North African perspective on the global questions of identity, nationalisms, and minority politics at the end of World War I.
Exploring Conceptualizations of Decolonial Love in Settler States
In this article, I weave together connections between notions of decoloniality and love while considering implications for decolonial praxis by racialized people settled on Indigenous lands. Through a community-based research project exploring land and body sovereignty in settler contexts, I engaged with Indigenous and racialized girls, young women, 2-Spirit, and queer-identified young adults to create artwork and land-based expressions of resistance, resurgence, and wellbeing focusing on decolonial love. Building on literature from Indigenous, decolonizing, feminist, and post-colonial studies, I unpack the ways in which decolonial love is constructed and engaged in by young Indigenous and racialized people as they navigate experiences of racism, sexism, cultural assimilation, and other intersecting forms of marginalization inherent in colonial rule. I uphold these diverse perspectives as integral components in developing more nuanced and situated understandings of the power of decolonial love in the everyday lives of Indigenous and racialized young peoples and communities.